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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (Nov. 07 - 08)?

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It’s a new era in WWE, and there is an ongoing competition between the Raw and SmackDown Live brands. This column is focused on how much televised wrestling content is seen on each brand when commercial time is removed from the equation.

Televised match times

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the November 7, 2016 edition of Raw:

  • 3m 51s: Swann and Sin Cara vs Kendrick and Noam Dar (1 commercial break)
  • 6m 44s: New Day vs Gallows and Anderson (started during break)
  • 5m 19s: Golden Truth vs Shining Stars
  • 8m 35s: Alicia, Bayley, Sasha vs Nia, Dana, Charlotte (1 break)
  • 5m 17s: Sami Zayn vs Rusev (1 break)
  • 11m 01s: Owens vs Strowman vs Jericho vs Rollins vs Reigns (1 break)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the November 8, 2016 edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 1m 18s: Breezango vs The Vaudevillains
  • 2m 01s: Naomi vs Natalya
  • 10m 22s: Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss (1 break)
  • 1m 41s: Apollo Crews vs Curt Hawkins
  • 9m 50s: Ambrose, Ellsworth, Kane vs Orton, Harper, Wyatt (1 break)

Results for Week 16

Raw total televised content: 2h 14m 05s
Raw televised wrestling time: 40m 47s (6 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 30.4%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 20m 26s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 25m 12s (5 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 31.3%

Overall results for the brand split

Here are the overall results for the brand split thus far, which began on July 25th:

Raw total televised content: 35h 48m 49s
Raw televised wrestling time: 11h 45m 42s (126 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.8%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 21h 58m 16s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 6h 44m 57s (77 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 30.7%

Combined total televised content: 57h 47m 05s
Combined televised wrestling time: 18h 30m 39s (203 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 32.0%